Posts Tagged ‘Football’

MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Three days ahead of the Major League Soccer's 25th season, owners, executives and players gathered for a day of unbridled optimism and hyperbole. Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicted MLS will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years and Inter Miami managing owner Jorge Mas maintained it will be of higher quality than the Premier League and La Liga by 2045. MLS anticipates soccer's status in the U.S. will be boosted when the Americans co-host the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada.

NFL Podcast: The latest draft, free agency and CBA rumors from the 2020 NFL scouting combine

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Carolina Panthers reportedly open to trade for most of their roster. What will they do with Cam and could they trade up for Tua? What will Washington & Detroit do with second and third overall picks?

Kyle Shanahan’s Super Bowl loss with 49ers lingers more than Falcons’

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Shanahan answered countless questions about losing to the New England Patriots with the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI during the week leading up to Super Bowl LIV. The 49ers coach lost again after all the questions, this time to the Kansas City Chiefs. "I think this one was harder than the last one," Shanahan said Tuesday from the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL Draft 2020: Isaiah Simmons is answer to Raiders’ linebacker problem

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Do they trade up to draft Clemson star Isaiah Simmons or do they lay back and choose between LSU's Patrick Queen and Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray at No. Or do they elect to go to free agency to pick up a linebacker and fill other needs in the draft? Let's take a look at their draft options.

It’s on us: Buccaneers pick up bar tab to show support for female media, team employees and agents at NFL combine

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made history last season when they had two female coaches on staff: Lori Locust, who is the assistant defensive line coach, and Maral Javadifar, who is assistant strength and conditioning coach. On Tuesday night, about 30 women in Indianapolis for the NFL combine, mostly media but also team employees and player reps, gathered for a second annual happy hour. It's organized by Courtney Cronin, who covers the Vikings for ESPN.

Tom Brady pirate move by Buccaneers could cost treasures

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

If the Tampa Bay  Buccaneers' plan to pirate quarterback Tom Brady away from the New England Patriots, they may have to pay an unexpected booty. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Bucs' head coach, Bruce Arians was asked during the NFL combine if there was a quarterback out there that he is willing to "pick up the phone" for? "Tom Brady, " an honest and direct Arians said.

Giants gain cap savings by cutting LBs Ogletree, Martin

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The New York Giants released linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin, clearing significant salary cap space Wednesday with the departure of their two most expensive defensive players. Rebuilding anew under rookie head coach Joe Judge, the Giants gained more than $13 million in cap savings by jettisoning Ogletree ($8.25 million) and Martin ($4.8 million). Ogletree, who was a first-round draft pick by the then-St. Louis Rams in 2013, was acquired two years ago in a trade for two third-day selections in 2018.

Redskins drafted QB Dwayne Haskins last year, so why are they meeting with Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Redskins meeting with top quarterbacks in draft New Washington coach Ron Rivera didn't deny that the team is looking at quarterbacks. However Rivera or anyone else wants to spin it, it's not the best news for Haskins. It's not like the Arizona Cardinals are openly looking at quarterback prospects a year after drafting Kyler Murray.

5 players Ravens fans should keep an eye on at the NFL Combine

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

For a team that finished 14-2 in 2019, the Ravens have quite a few holes to patch up across the roster. The team needs an edge rusher - a situation that could be exacerbated by a potential departure of Matthew Judon - and help at inside linebacker, interior offensive line and wide receiver. This is the linebacker that the Ravens might have to make a move to acquire.

NFL Rumors: Could Patriots videotaping investigation punishment come soon?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Stop us if you've heard this before: An investigation into a Boston-area sports team has dragged on longer than expected. The NFL launched its investigation into the Patriots back in December after the Bengals caught a New England staffer videotaping their sideline from Cincinnati's press box during a Week 14 game. The Patriots issued a statement addressing the incident and footage of their film went public, but the league still hasn't concluded its investigation more than two months later.